Future Facebook Posts is an activity that gets the team thinking about possible future events with a positive mindset, as typically people share good things in social media.

Running the activity:

  1. Start by introducing the activity:
    “Please, assume everyone on the team would be posting on Facebook and imagine you will travel in time and be able to look at our team timeline (with all posts).”
  2. Ask participants to write down future Facebook posts (individually):
    “Please, write down (individually) your Facebook posts in the future. These posts should have a short text and a date in the future (e.g., the release date).”
  3. Place the posts visible on a timeline.
  4. Ask participants to add up to five “likes” to all the posts.
  5. Discuss with the group and create action items.

Similar options are Future Twitter Posts, focusing on short sentences; or Future Instagram Posts, where participants have to share drawings with text, which gets even more engaging and fun. A good add-on is to add more reactions (hearts, laugh, smiling face…), to make the team’s feelings towards those future events surface.

 

Remote-team advice: This activity works well for remote teams. Use a remote board of your choice.